June 17, 1987 |
With two weeks to go until a court-ordered deadline, the Senate postponed public debate yesterday on Gov. Casey's liquor legislation in favor of working out agreements on the issue in closed-door meetings. Republican and Democratic leaders said last night that they were close to coming up with a compromise that would avoid sending the issue to a House- Senate conference committee. "We're pretty close," said Sen. Vincent J. Fumo (D., Phila.). "The leadership of both sides have agreed to amendments.
March 8, 2003 |
A 36-year-old Willow Grove woman has been charged with letting about 25 ninth graders drink alcohol in her home in mid-December and later buying them liquor for a New Year's Eve party. Megan Smith, of the 2700 block of Veser Lane, is accused of corruption of minors, furnishing liquor or beer to minors, and endangering the welfare of children, authorities said. A boy who was at the New Year's Eve bash at another home in Hatboro said that Smith encouraged two girls to kiss "and some reward would be given," according to an affidavit.
October 21, 1987 |
Beer is no longer the cloth coat of beverages, once associated with fast food and cheap dates, acceptable only at the beach, on the foul line, or in front of the television, according to Hal Rubenstein in Elle magazine. Beer has become as fashionable as high-topped sneakers. Currently, the most popular new beer in California is a light, spicy Mexican beer called Corona. What is unique about Corona, however, is how it often is served - with a wedge of lime pushed down the neck of the bottle.
September 30, 1988 |
A bill requiring firms with 25 or more employees to offer new parents at least 12 weeks of unpaid leave cleared a key Senate panel yesterday, despite bitter opposition from business groups. Although negotiations were under way to weaken the parental-leave bill by applying only to employers with 50 or more workers, the measure wound up virtually unchanged. Supporters sharply opposed further changes, saying the bill had already been weakened from the original measure, which included all employers.
July 23, 1987 |
James John Henderson always had an eye for Kimberly A. Bracaliello, 17, who lived just a few blocks from his home in Voorhees. But what may have started as a crush ended in tragedy in August when Henderson, rebuffed by Bracaliello, strangled her with a tree trunk, raped and stabbed her and then left her body in the woods to be found months later by hunters. Camden Superior Court Judge A. Donald Bigley yesterday sentenced Henderson, 27, to life in prison for the Aug. 18 murder of Bracaliello.
April 30, 1987 |
The House yesterday approved Gov. Casey's plan to retain the state- controlled liquor system, but it eliminated a provision added Tuesday that would have permitted beer distributors to sell wine coolers. Lawmakers approved the measure, 166-32, after 2 1/2 hours of debate yesterday and nearly five hours the day before. With the legislature facing a June 30 deadline to restore the state liquor system, the measure now moves to the Republican-dominated Senate, where it is likely to encounter stiffer opposition.
August 29, 1986 |
When last we saw them, Frank Bartles and Ed Jaymes were posing in front of the Brooklyn Bridge, which Ed had just bought, thanking us once again for our support. Before that, Bartles and Jaymes were sitting on a big block of ice, trying to figure out a good visual device to sell Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers on ice. And before that, they were in New York City, wondering what the natives there see in doughnuts and cream cheese. Ah, what a couple of countrified cutups. Where will they turn up next?
October 13, 1989 |
One of the nation's most widely used drug-education curricula is effective in grades one through three in improving self-esteem, increasing students' knowledge and bolstering their ability to resist peer pressure, according to a survey of Philadelphia students released here yesterday. But students in grades four through six showed less response to the curriculum, called "Here's Looking at You 2000," according to the survey. "This shows how critically important it is to do the earliest kind of intervention," School Superintendent Constance E. Clayton said at a news conference called by the Corporate Alliance for Drug Education to discuss the results.
February 13, 1991 |
CISCO WINE Proposed packaging for Cisco fortified wine should stop consumers from mistaking it for a wine cooler, federal officials say. Cisco is 20-percent alcohol, nearly three times that of wine coolers. Canandaigua Wine Co. of Canandaigua, N.Y., agreed to make changes after Surgeon General Antonia Novello held a news conference last month to decry the wine, which has been linked to alcohol poisoning in teenagers. EGGS AND SALMONELLA Here's why health experts keep telling you to be careful when preparing dishes containing eggs.
May 24, 1988 |
By an overwhelming margin, the House approved a measure yesterday that would increase the price of wine sold in Pennsylvania by a nickel a gallon, but the tax is likely to be stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate. The wine tax, which would raise an estimated $800,000 per year, would be created to pay for marketing and research for Pennsylvania's grape industry. The proposal, in the form of an amendment that passed 159-26, was tacked to a bill that would make changes in laws governing so-called limited wineries - ones in the state that produce wine from Pennsylvania grapes.